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What is Roadrunner Promise?

Roadrunner Promise (RRP) guarantees a combination of federal, state, institutional and scholarship gift aid to cover tuition and published mandatory fees for students who qualify for up to 15 credits.

Eligibility Requirements

See if you meet the following eligibility criteria. First time students will be considered for the RRP $60k program, and if not eligible, will be reviewed for RRP 2400 eligibility.

RRP 2400: Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2400 or lower

This Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 2400 or less is demonstrated by filing the FAFSA/CASFA.


Beginning Fall Term 2022, you may qualify for the RRP 2400 by:

• Being a Colorado resident as determined by MSU Denver Admissions.

• Authorizing Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) each term.

• Being enrolled in at least one class each term.

• Completing all financial aid requirements by the Census Date each term.

• Not being eligible for the RRP $60k program as a first-time student.

• Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (2.0 cumulative GPA and 67% completion rate).

• Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA, complete the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). The FAFSA or CASFA is due June 1st for the Fall 2022 semester.


Special Note: For this eligibility criteria, any increases in Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that occur in subsequent years will impact your eligibility. Students must complete a FAFSA/CASFA annually.

Students enrolled in 16 credits or more will pay for the additional credits with other financial aid or out of pocket.

RRP $60k: Adjusted gross family income of $60,000 or less

This adjusted gross family income* of $60,000 or less is demonstrated by filing the FAFSA/CASFA.


Beginning Fall Term 2022, you may qualify for the RRP $60k by:

• Being a first-time college student.

• Being a Colorado resident as determined by MSU Denver Admissions.

• Authorizing Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) each term.

• Taking a full-time load of courses each term.

• Completing all financial aid requirements by the Census Date each term.

• Meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards (2.0 cumulative GPA and 67% completion rate).

• Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA, complete the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA). The FAFSA or CASFA is due June 1st for the Fall 2022 semester.


Special Note: For this eligibility criteria, students only need to meet the $60k or less AGI in their first year to qualify. They must complete a FAFSA/CASFA annually, but will not lose RRP eligibility solely because their AGI goes up in the future.

Students enrolled in 16 credits or more will pay for the additional credits with other financial aid or out of pocket.

*Adjusted gross family income is defined as parent(s) adjusted gross income for dependent students, or student (and spouse) adjusted gross income for independent students.

Complete your FAFSA or CASFA Today!

There are deadlines to file the FAFSA and CASFA.

The deadline for students starting in fall term is June 1.

The deadline for students starting in spring term is October 1.

The deadline for students starting in summer term is April 1.

Note: The Roadrunner Promise covers up to 15 credits each semester, and you must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards for financial aid each term.

Recommended Deadlines for Processing:

It can take up to four weeks to process FAFSA/CASFA documents.

To ensure that all your documentation is processed by the specified deadlines, we recommend that you submit all documentation by:

May 1 for Fall Term

September 1 for Spring Term

March 1 for Summer Term

Important Roadrunner Promise Details

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How Roadrunner Promise is applied

Structured as a last-dollar award, Roadrunner Promise will supplement the gap between any federal or state grants received and the full cost of tuition and published mandatory fees.

Institutional and Outside Scholarships will be excluded from the calculation with the exception of scholarships that cover the student’s full cost of tuition and published mandatory fees.

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What fees are covered?

Published mandatory fees:
• Auraria Bond Fee
• Intercollegiate Athletic Fee
• Campus Recreation Fee
• Tivoli Park Facility Fee
• Clean Energy Fee
• Health & Wellness Fee
• Online Education Fee
• Phoenix Center Fee
• Metro Bond Fee
• Student Affairs Fee
• Technology Fee
• Matriculation Fee

Fees that ARE NOT included: Health Insurance Fee, Lynx Crossing, Housing, parking passes, fines and any other fees not listed in the covered fees above.

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How will students know they are receiving Roadrunner Promise?

Students will receive an email notifying them of their approval.

Roadrunner Promise includes a combination of any of the following funding:

• Federal Pell Grant
• Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
• Colorado State Grant
• MSU Denver Supplemental Grant

This also means that although a student is receiving Roadrunner Promise, they will not have “Roadrunner Promise” listed as part of their financial aid offer.

Eligibility FAQ's

How will Roadrunner Promise be Packaged?

RRP will be packaged at $9500 annually. Increases to cover additional tuition and fees will be added after enrollment is finalized at the census date each semester.

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Physical Location & Address:
Jordan Student Success Building (JSSB), Suite 130
890 Auraria Pkwy
Denver, CO 80204

Phone: 303-556-8593
Fax: 720-778-5833
Email: [email protected]

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: Call Center opens at 9am

Mailing Address:
Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
Campus Box 2, PO Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217